My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review
Bitter. Heartbroken. Stubborn. Hate. Love. Those five words can completely sum up the main emphasis of the storyline of All I Want by J. Daniels when it deals with the hero and heroine. If there was ever a book that you wanted to knock some sense into a hero, then this book is for you. Literally, I wanted to shout to the hero to man up and open up to the woman he wants and loves. But what’s the fun in that? Like any good romance book, we had to watch the hero slowly torture us as he finally realized what was flashing in big bold lights. So can two jilted lovers finally get it right the second time around? Or is the past better left in the past?
A year after Luke and Tessa’s relationship ended, both are still bitter and heartbroken. Luke decides to fill his heartbroken heart with random hookups whereas Tessa had a dry period. So can you imagine the animosity these two have for each other since their break up? It was definitely a love/hate relationship. But as certain events take place, it seems they couldn’t stay away from each other. The closer they got, something was holding Luke back. For some reason, he couldn’t truly open up to Tessa about his past and family. So when Luke finally realized that all he wants and needs is Tessa, will it be too late?
Overall, All I Want by J. Daniels was a light, fun, and enjoyable read. It had elements that I loved in a book with humor, sass, banter, angst, and romance. Overall, All I Want is a book that reminds us all to man up and don’t be afraid to say those three of words of “I love you.” You don’t want to regret knowing that you let love pass you by.
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Thank God for J Daniels. Truly. I have loved everything I've read of hers and All I Want was no exception. It was a funny, sexy, witty, tension filled story that reeled me in from the first page. We meet Tessa and Luke in Where I Belong. I'd definitely recommend reading that before this one, but you don't have to.
Tessa and Luke have a somewhat sordid past. Both are still bitter and equally heartbroken a year after the end of their relationship.
When they reconnect, old feelings and emotions bubble to the surface. Tessa is refreshingly witty. Luke is swoonworthy and sinful as hell. Their banter was some of the funniest lines I've read.
"Maybe you should put your dick in my mouth, Luke. That way I can't say anything at all."
These two were explosive. Communication mishaps lead to the demise of their relationship the first time around and threaten to bring them down again; succeeding again at one point.
I truly loved these characters. And all the side players, too. I'm so excited the series will continue and I can't wait for Reed's story!
5 Stars for sure!